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Grateful Dead Live at Knickerbocker Arena on 1990-03-24

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Grateful Dead Live at Knickerbocker Arena on 1990-03-24

Topics Live concert

Let The Good Times Roll, Help On The Way-> Slipknot!-> Franklin's Tower, Walkin' Blues, Loser, Desolation Row, Tennessee Jed, One More Saturday Night Playin' In The Band-> Uncle John's Band-> Terrapin Station-> Mind Left Body Jam-> Drums-> Space-> The Wheel-> All Along The Watchtower-> Stella Blue-> Not Fade Away, E: We Bid You Good Night

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Knickerbocker Arena
Location Albany, NY

Source Audience: Schoeps CMC 421's
Lineage Schoeps CMC 421's > DAT > CDR > WAV > SHN


AUD(Schoeps CMC 421ÃÂs)>DAT>CDR; See info file for flaw notes; via Paul B; Seeded to Etree by T. Wiley


Reviewer: gratefulbenji - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 18, 2016
Subject: The end
So fucking badass when the crowd sings Not Fade Away until they come out. No one will ever produce energy like this again. My first comment/review thing hhah too bad im only 20 and I'll never get to see Jerry :/ I love all the stories/reviews everyone posts keep on keepin on
Reviewer: CTCreekHead - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 30, 2015
Subject: Great!Show!
Jerry completely on fire on Loser + Watchtower! Not to mention the whole band super tight. Brent just made Bobby songs so much better at this point Dare I say the best of fall 89 to summer 90 was the bands tightest since 77. 85 was tons of fun but I wouldn't describe it as tight.
Reviewer: DaveDDD - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 17, 2015
Subject: Amazing Audience Recording
So much better than SB, but kind of rare to nail an Aud recording so perfectly.

This show was also left out of the 1990 SB release except a few bonus songs. Clearly the best of the Albany run. Might just see it released in the future on its own?

Thanks so much!!!
Reviewer: jellohead2 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 3, 2015
Subject: great recordings
Take it from someone that was there sounds pretty good....these were da daze.....
Reviewer: ms42466 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 2, 2013
Subject: nakamichi aud is the best of the 3
I listened carefully to all 3 ,all good
the nakamichi is the most balanced with out clapping & clear voice
outstanding terripin, not yet noted elsewhere.
Reviewer: Zaorish - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 14, 2011
Subject: Absolutely amazing.
Absolutely amazing.

The MLB jam should bring any seasoned Head to tears. Top notch dead, the whole show through. Excellent versions of all songs, and this AUD has a very crisp, rich sound, plus you can sing along with the crowd on NFA.
Reviewer: grateful live - - October 28, 2010
Subject: The loser will take you out of this world...
very happy such a great recording captured that moment for those not lucky enough to have been there. One of my favorite dead moments, no doubt. Chills every time.
Reviewer: FrankFoster - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 17, 2009
Subject: Another great Spring '90
This opening sequence has become a personal favorite of mine. The change of pace here starting with a slow steady LTGTR and then into a drivin' Help on the Way is just great. The first set is solid all the way through and very well played. The H>S>F is a good one (love the crowd reaction to it) and then the Loser is a huge version which should have been included on Dozin'. A Saturday Night 1st set closer is always a good choice and the Desolation Row here is no slacker. The 2nd set continues the band's malea with all solid versions of PITB, UJB, Terrapin and the MLB jam. Post drums just rocks - you should definitely stream an AUD version for the crowd singalong on NFA (the crowd was on too that night) but pick up the CM matrix.

Spring '90 is a true peak and this show is one of the best of the tour.
Reviewer: stealthhippy - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 5, 2008
Subject: beautiful noise
If there is such a thing...yes, as weet show, very in tune as a group, and the music really rocks you.........Enjoy!
Reviewer: blue52 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 30, 2008
Subject: best set
the first set 90-03-24.....from section 222 was the best first set i have ever seen or felt....the JERRY side ..sweet... they were playin on a wave like they were surfin...lisen 2 the aud during tenn jed...2 much fun... best set from the run...period!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewer: Scarlet Patagonia - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 24, 2008
Subject: Loser
The band released "Loser" throught the Taper's Section series on the website - back when you could still download those offerings. It's release quality - and is a staple on my iPod.
Reviewer: UnclePete - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 20, 2008
Subject: A dozen for dozin'
Some of this could get twelve stars....well, it sounded clever anyway. I hear things like the UJB intro or the solo in the same, and the hair on the back of my neck stands up. Truly great musicianship. I do miss these guys, but it's great having Good community in here, too. Come to think of it, I miss sharing the music in person with 'youall'.
Reviewer: Wavey Davey - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 29, 2006
Subject: Don't just Doze
Don't you dare assume that Dozin' captured all the highlights from this run. The Boys were tappin' the flow from the LTGTR opener on 3/24 right on through Brokedown 2 nights later. What a task it must have been to figure out what to leave out on Dozin' cause it's all pure gold.

Enjoy (if you haven't already) getting to know these shows in their entirity.

PLEASE somebody post an aud for 26th
Reviewer: Shaggy_Bugga - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 16, 2005
Subject: Great Show
I'll take a good sounding AUD over a soundboard anyday. This one is definately one of those. With a little tweaking on the EQ and you're there! Good setlist too. Worth the download.
Reviewer: pequastogy - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 27, 2005
Subject: LOVE THIS SHOW BUT 3-28-90 TOPS 1990
The show at Nassau had the give and take with the audience that makes a show timeless. Its all about energy.

By the way, what happened to the recording on this site. I downloaded it a few months back and now can't find it.
Happy listening!!
Reviewer: jhender501 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 16, 2005
Subject: If I could go back in time a Dead show, this one would be on the list..a)I was supposed to have been there, b) lots of friends who were and c) it just *sounds*
like so much fun.

I've got to download the aud of this..Have the Dozin' set but this stuff is great.

5 stars for the sound of fun..
Reviewer: TheRealJabber - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 18, 2005
Subject: Loser, yes, Loser!!!!!
Thank goodness for those of you are baffled by the exclusion of Loser on Dozin at the Knick. I love everything about this show, but I have been wondering, since the releasse of "Dozin," how they could've possibly left it out. It is a sublime moment and I would gladly have traded the second set on that recording for this version of LoserAn amazing show and my absolute favorite Loser. Sorry to go on and on about it, but I have been waiting years to vent my frustration
Reviewer: rick e. - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 16, 2005
Subject: HOT SHOW !
this LOSER is one of the best of any era-.the dynamics of the climax come thru great on this recording.the rest of show is great too.
Reviewer: bonk - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 8, 2005
Subject: A GEM
There is always talk of 3-29 nassau as the BEAST of the spring tour.I BEG TO DIFFER.this show is (and this is a strong statement),THE BEST GRATEFUL DEAD SHOW OF THE SPRING 90!!!!!THE TER/AND STELLA ARE JUST HAIR RAISING!!!!!!
Reviewer: lobster12 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 5, 2005
Subject: tough call
those browsing through the spring tour looking for downloads must be having a hard time choosing because night after night it was one great show after another. This is the one the got people talking. After this gig,, people knew this spring tour was gonna fly and it did. Don't let this one get lost in the shuffle. Brent goes heavy on the "bells" this night and it pays off. Good stuff.
Reviewer: stratocaster - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 24, 2005
Subject: Loser
For some inexplicable reason one of the best Losers ever was left off of Dozin', check it out...nice full audience show, the rest of the show is very good...
Reviewer: blowaway1988 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 3, 2005
Subject: shows
I just want to know where I can find the rest of this run online. Especially the night the played Blow Away to end the first set. Can anyone help?
Reviewer: meatpile - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 7, 2005
Subject: Another great Spring '90 FOB
I was at this one.

Brings tears to my eyes. I wound up on the 5th row for Stella Blue...chills.

Fuck the soundboard. If you want that, buy 'Dozin. This one is a snapshot of the moment...
Reviewer: bertha66 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 10, 2004
Subject: Chills....and thrills....
I went out and bought Dozin' the day it came out. and was a little dissapointed that it did not include the Loser from this night, nor the
bird song and Let it Grow from the 2nd, nor the DEW from the last. Hell they should have just released the whole damn run. I Just listened to the Loser for the first time since that night and i got the chills.

It was cold, cold, cold and wet outside but it was Hot inside. The 1st set was outasite and the 2nd didn't lag but I was always partial to the 2nd night...But the loser this night was explosive. This was a fucking awesome spring tour, the Capital, Copps, Nassau w/ Brent and these 3 where tremendous. Great shows in a new house, so new that i went barefoot and my feet where still clean at the end of the night.

show get 5. Sound 3+, a little too much echo but not bad.

The boards are no longer available for download, anyone know where i can get them?
Reviewer: utopian - favoritefavorite - October 14, 2004
Subject: poor quality audience
check out the Cal Expo Fob's for some punch.

Reviewer: Peacefuljon - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 7, 2004
Subject: Hottest loserBut...Download the other 24th
its a 24 track Healy mix... Thats the sound quality. you want.... Not this download...

the hottest loooser...The whole show is pure energy
Reviewer: fez_43 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 30, 2004
Subject: some comments
judging the audio recording solely, its good but not spectacular. certainly not the best or nearly the best aud GD seed in circulation. 11.1.85 comes to mind immediately as a more impressive aud seed.
Reviewer: J. Jonah Jameson - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 20, 2004
Subject: Solid '90 stuff
Nice to hear the outtakes of Dozin'. Definitely still buy Dozin' for the sound quality, but download the whole 1st set so then you have both. They did a nice job with Dozin', after you listen to all this stuff you'll hear that they selected the strongest performances, most of the rest is so-so.
Reviewer: Jam Sandwich - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 8, 2004
Subject: Quite good
I'm a huge dead fan, and i've got a lot of very good shows of theirs. this is def one of them. the loser jam really is hot, as the first guy said. the 'mind left body jam' is pretty interesting as well. jerry must have had a little too many pyschoactives this show, cause he misses a few notes, but he comes through strong in this dank recording. i reccomend a dl here.
Reviewer: NicksPicks - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 7, 2004
Subject: best schoeps recording ever?
that Looser is absolutely mind blowing. Ol' Jer really blows the lid off of his guitar solo. The place goes nutz!

Too bad I was standing outside in the rain by a barrel fire that day. Tix were a hard score at the knick in 90.
Reviewer: NicksPicks - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 7, 2004
Subject: best schoeps recording ever?
that Looser is absolutely mind blowing. Ol' Jer really blows the lid off of his guitar solo. The place goes nutz!

Too bad I was standing outside in the rain by a barrel fire that day. Tix were a hard score at the knick in 90.
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